This is my first attempt in making a wooden compass. It took me some time, which I for some reason have plenty of.
I had some bamboo cut offs that I decided to use.
Pic # 5 is the starting point. The piece is 300mm./ 14" long, 32mm./ 1 1/4" wide and 19mm./ 3/4" thick. Since the hinge was to be halflap I drilled 2 holes with a 30mm. forstner bit to half the depth. I then cut out the tapers on the bandsaw to what I thought would be pretty.
One leg was cut for the pencil so there would be a compression fit plus an elastic to hold the tip end. the other end drilled for a sharpened nail with the head cut off.
The top end was shaped after the 1/4" bold was fitted. I chiseled out for the hex end of the bolt and glued it with epoxy.
The tightening nut is made from Walnut and is tapped with a metal tap 1/4" by 20. After that I installed some, 400 grit sandpaper, for friction, on one side of the halflap with double sided tape.
Finish is linseed oil.
All in all a fun project with a lot of things to figure out as I tried not to copy anything I have seen before.
Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.